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Summer Intensive Intermediate Latin

Program(s): Sli Precollege, Sli Undergrad

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Intermediate Latin combines extensive reading of texts with a comprehensive review of classical grammar and syntax; it prepares students for advanced courses in Latin and for the use of Latin texts in the course of their research. Texts studied are taken from one or more representative and important authors, which may include Cicero, Seneca, Pliny, and others. The backbone of the review sessions is Wheelock's Latin, with supplementary exercises in composition. The program includes synchronous meetings five days a week as well as daily asynchronous assignments. Students are responsible for considerable amounts of class preparation during the evenings, requiring a full-time commitment for the duration of the course. Summer Intermediate Latin equips students to continue with advanced coursework or independent reading in Latin in all its varieties. Summer Intermediate Latin corresponds to a full year's worth of instruction at the University of Chicago.

Course Considerations

Students who wish to take this course must have completed a textbook like that of Keller and Russell or Wheelock prior to taking this course; preferably they should have some experience beyond that in reading original texts.

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

11th Grade
12th Grade
Undergrad / Grad


Pre-College Summer Language Institute
Summer Language Institute (Undergrad)

Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 30

Class Details

Primary Instructor

David Wray

Academic Interest


Class Specifics

Course Code

LATN 20123 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


3:00 P.M.


Session I

Course Length

6 weeks